May 02, 2011

Video: John Lennon "I'm Losing You" with Rick Nielsen, Bun E Carlos, Tony Levin

This early version of "I'm Losing You" was recorded on August 12, 1980, during the Double Fantasy sessions. It remained unreleased for 18 years until its inclusion on 1998's John Lennon Anthology. The lineup for the track is John Lennon (vocals, guitar), Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen (guitar) and Bun E Carlos (drums), Tony Levin (bass), and George Small (keyboards). The song was later re-recorded with studio musicians (including Levin), and that version appears on the Double Fantasy album.

In 1998, Yoko Ono commissioned a video for the Anthology track, and this is what you see above. Nielsen, Carlos and Levin appear in it. The video also features animations by David Spafford, which are based on some of John Lennon's drawings.

April 08, 2011

Video: Julian Lennon - "Too Late for Goodbyes"

Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes by jpdc11

In honor of Julian Lennon's 48th birthday today, here's the video for his 1984 release, "Too Late for Goodbyes." Julian was just 21 years old at the time.

"Too Late For Goodbyes" is a single from Julian's 1984 album Valotte. The song was a top-ten hit in both the UK and the US. It went to number six in the UK Singles Chart (November 1984), and number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (March 1985). It also went all the way to number one on the US Adult Contemporary chart in 1985.

I've never understood why the video has that guy in the doorway jumping around and dancing...

NOTE: I had to put the DailyMotion version (with annoying ads) because the YouTube version I had up no longer exists.